Kenya – Bush & Beach
9 nights / 10 days
Starts Nairobi / ends Mombasa
The lodges used for this safari are not as small and intimate as the ones we use for our photographic safaris but they are very well suited to looking after families; even those with young children.
We’ve taken our own children on this trip – in fact we’ve had families with 3 generations travelling – and recommended it to many friends.
The two main features of this safari are 4 days in the Masai Mara and 4 days on the Indian Ocean Coast; but, instead of heading straight to Masai Mara we’ve opted to stay in Nairobi for a day to include a visit to the elephant orphanage at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
For our stay in Masai Mara we’ve chosen Mara Intrepids. Mara Intrepids enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in the Masai Mara ecosystem at the confluence of the Masai Mara’s four game-viewing areas.
Another key reason for choosing Mara Intrepids is their Adventurer’s Club which gives kids the chance to learn about the wild from Maasai naturalists who’ll show them plants, wildlife and survival skills.
The second half of the holiday is spent by the Indian Ocean at the Voyager Beach Resort. In addition to boasting 3 swimming pools – that’s right, 3 swimming pools – guests at Voyager can indulge in a variety of water sports and there is an Adventurer’s Club for the youngsters
Nairobi: Interaction with young elephants and rhinos at David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust animal orphanage.
Masai Mara: game drives (day and night), Maasai village visit, animal tracking and bushcraft skills.
Indian Ocean: swimming, snorkelling, water sports,
Day 1 Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport, you will be met by our representative and be transferred to the Tamarind Tree Hotel.
Once you’ve had a chance to check in and freshen up, depart for a visit to Daphne & David Scheldricks animal orphanage to watch young elephants and rhinos being fed.
Located on a plot within the Nairobi National Park the Sanctuary cares for orphaned baby With no other activities planned for the remainder of the afternoon you may wish to spend a few hours on safari in the park which offers a great introduction to Kenya’s wildlife.
Day 2 After breakfast transfer to Nairobi Wilson Airport for a scheduled flight to Masai Mara departing at 1000hrs.
Upon arrival at Ol Kiombo Airstrip, you will be met by camp representative and be transferred to Mara Intrepids Camp.
After lunch set out on your first game drive in the Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight at Mara Intrepids Camp.
Day 3, 4 & 5 Masai Mara
Game viewing in the reserve. In between game drives adults can relax by the pool while the kids are entertained by local Maasai naturalists who will teach them abound the bush and the wildlife.
There will be an opportunity to visit a traditional Maasai village and to take a hot air balloon ride for those who wish. Your stay at Mara Intrepids is on full board.
Day 6 After an early morning game drive return to the camp for lunch before transferring to Ol Kiombo Airstrip for a scheduled flight to Mombasa departing at approximately 1400hrs.
Upon arrival at Moi International airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the Voyager Beach Resort.
Day 7, 8 & 9 Indian Ocean Coast
Days at leisure to enjoy beach and water activities. A trip into Mombasa is well worthwhile for the chance to stroll through the markets. Your stay at Voyager Beach Resort is on full board.
Day 10 Breakfast will be at the hotel. Depending on your flight times you will be transferred to Moi International Airport for your flight home.
Prices range from £2,080 to £2,845 depending on the season, per person for a family of 2 adults & 2 children. (excluding international flights)
Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Nairobi (Lunch and dinner NOT INCLUDED),
Full board accommodation at Mara Intrepids (Including game drives in camps shared vehicle & Airstrip transfers)
All inclusive accommodation at Indian Ocean resort
All national park entrance fees (valid 24hours single entry as per itinerary)
All activities mentioned in the itinerary
Included Domestic flights: –
One way flight from Nairobi to Masai Mara
One way flight from Masai Mara to Mombasa
Due to the type of Aircraft operated for our bush flights, we are limited with size and weight of bags. We encourage the use of soft duffel bags. The baggage weight allowance including hand luggage is 15 kg, our hand baggage maximum size is 21″x12″x9″.
International air transportation
International departure tax unless included in international air ticket
Incidental tips to hotel/lodge staff and porters
Gratuity to tour driver/guide
All items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks and all other services not mentioned under inclusions above.
These are just suggestions based on what has worked well for previous guests, you may wish to do something different. In which case you could use our suggestions as a starting point and then make your alterations, or we could simply start with a clean slate. It is entirely up to you.
If you’d like to discuss ideas for your safari in Africa we’d love you to get in touch; either by email or by telephone.
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